Daily Link Fix: Smithsonian Steampunk-Inspired Prints Created Into GIFs; Vintage Photos of New York City

Posted On Fri, August 15, 2014 By

Posted On Fri, August 15, 2014 By In Daily Link Fix

  • New Yorkers Like To Stay In New York: Why would you ever want to leave this great state?! The New York Times’ Upshot features interactive graphs that show where the people in your state were born. The second largest group of people to live in New York were born internationally – not surprising.
  • Old Museum Prints GIF-ified: Because if you want to catch anyone’s attention online, you GIF. The Smithsonian has been releasing GIFs made from their steampunk-inspired print collection on their social media platforms for the past year. Wired rounds up a couple of favorites.
  • You Won’t Even Recognize NYC In This Photo From 1860: We’re sure you’ve seen your share of vintage city photos, but you’ve never seen these. Distractify features 60 pics of the city you love. Some of our favorites are the Statue of Liberty being constructed in Paris, NYFD new steam-powered fire engine, Bleeker Street vegetable market and women walking in their furs on Fifth Avenue.
  • Why We Love “Ruins Photography”: Looks like we have some obsession with urban decay. What is it about abandoned buildings with shattered windows and graffiti-filled walls? And how is it affecting preservation efforts and improvements in construction? ArchDaily finds out.

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